Brent Marks wins Governors Reign Opener at Eldora Speedway for $10,000

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 22, 2020) – The first-ever Governors Reign at Eldora Speedway may lack live spectators, but open wheel fans from around the world witnessed history on Tuesday evening at The Big E, as Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks drove his way to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane to secure the opening night win of the inaugural Governors Reign worth $10,000, broadcast exclusively on FloRacing.   Marks, driver of the CJB Motorsports/M&M Painting and Construction/BAPS Auto Paint and Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 5 sprint car, started fourth on the A-Main grid and marched his way to the front by lap ten, eventually out dueling Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden in a slide job after slide job battle from lap ten through lap 12. Although the former Outlaw and current Williams Grove Speedway championship contender was able to put McFadden by the wayside, Marks was later forced to deal with an ill handling race car, as apparent front-end damage plagued the familiar No. 5 with less than five circuits to navigate.   Despite a late charge by Kerry Madsen, nearly pulling even with the CJB Motorsports entry with just two circuits remaining, and a string of three consecutive cautions including a red flag incident on lap 21, Marks held strong, ultimately crossing under the final checkers to nail down a third-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first since 2015.   The “Madman” Kerry Madsen held on to finish second at Eldora Speedway, followed by Shane Stewart, a hard-charging Logan Schuchart who advanced 17 positions, and Kyle Larson Racing’s Carson Macedo.   “I was just trying to hold on there at the end,” Brent Marks said on the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage. “I hit a pretty big clump of mud at one point and I think it messed up my steering a little bit. It honestly felt like something could have been broken. At that point, I was just trying to hang on.   “I’m really confident heading into tomorrow, but I think we’ll have a little bit of a different track surface,” Marks continued. “I can’t thank my team enough. Everyone works so hard and I appreciate what they do. Hopefully we can come back here and do it again.”   What’s Next:
Eldora Speedway’s first-ever Governors Reign will continue on Wednesday evening, September 23, with a second, full Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 program, this time awarding a $52,000 payday. Although fans will not be permitted to attend as the result of Covid-19 restrictions, FloRacing, the official media partner and online broadcast provider of the All Stars and Eldora Speedway, will be on hand to capture all of the action live. To learn more, visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.
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  Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway – September 22, 2020:
Event: Governors Reign Opener
Entries: 48
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason – 13.025 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: David Gravel – 12.599 *NTR Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: David Gravel All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Joey Saldana Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Sammy Swindell Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Donny Schatz Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Gio Scelzi Computer Man C-Main Winner: Kraig Kinser
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: James McFadden
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brock Zearfoss Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brent Marks Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart (+17)   Qualifying
  Group (A) 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.599; 2. 1a-Jacob Allen, 12.736; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.770; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.800; 5. 17s-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.835; 6. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.881; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.959; 8. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.078; 9. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.088; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.095   Group (B) 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.878; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.968; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.973; 4. 12n-Joey Saldana, 12.978; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.991; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.998; 7. 83-Spencer Bayston, 13.003; 8. 69-Brady Bacon, 13.011; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.030; 10. 72-Daryn Pittman, 13.067   Group (C) 1. 14P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.766; 2. 9-James McFadden, 12.848; 3. 39-Sammy Swindell, 12.875; 4. 21B-Christopher Bell, 12.945; 5. 17-Ian Madsen, 12.963; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.046; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.140; 8. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.171; 9. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.199; 10. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.276   Group (D) 1. 5-Brent Marks, 12.935; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.972; 3. 14-Tim Kaeding, 12.989; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.992; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.023; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.027; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.092; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.182; 9. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.373   Group (E) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 12.958; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.975; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.990; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.012; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.117; 6. 10-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.309; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.319; 9. 4-Cap Henry, 13.351   Heat #1 – Group (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 41-David Gravel [4]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 6. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [9]   Heat #2 – Group (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 12N-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 72-Daryn Pittman [10]; 8. 83-Spencer Bayston [7]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [9]; 10. 69-Brady Bacon [8]   Heat #3 – Group (C) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 39-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 21B-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6]; 6. 17-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 9. 70-Cale Thomas [9]; 10. 15K-Chad Kemenah [10]   Heat #4 – Group (D) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 14-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid [8]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [9]   Heat #5 – Group (E) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [9]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 8. 10-Dave Blaney [6]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [2]   Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. 39-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 6. 12N-Joey Saldana [4]   Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 9-James McFadden [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3]; 4. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart [5]   C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 83-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 70-Cale Thomas [9]; 6. 67-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [12]; 10. 69-Brady Bacon [11]; 11. 10-Dave Blaney [3]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 13. 15K-Chad Kemenah [13]   B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 7. 17-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [11]; 10. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 11. 72-Daryn Pittman [12]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [13]; 13. 3C-Cale Conley [14]; 14. 83-Spencer Bayston [16]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 17. 22C-Cole Duncan [17]   A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 5-Brent Marks [4]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [11]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [10]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [22]; 7. 9-James McFadden [2]; 8. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 9. 57-Kyle Larson [16]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 11. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [18]; 13. 14-Tim Kaeding [15]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [14]; 16. 21B-Christopher Bell [12]; 17. 41-David Gravel [6]; 18. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [23]; 19. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 20. 17-Ian Madsen [24]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [19]; 22. 17A-Austin McCarl [17]; 23. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [20]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13]; 25. 12N-Joey Saldana [25] Lap Leaders: James McFadden (1-9), Brent Marks (10), James McFadden (11), Brent Marks (12-30)   2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 22, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel – 5742
2. Cory Eliason – 5676
3. Zeb Wise – 5188
4. Paul McMahan – 5128
5. Skylar Gee – 4936
6. Greg Wilson – 4756
7. Josh Baughman – 3858
8. Kyle Larson – 3456
9. Danny Dietrich – 3360
10. Brock Zearfoss – 3346
  2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4) 81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2) Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3) Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4) Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5) Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/22/2020): Brent Marks
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